Author: Ronda NaiduRonda Naidu is an editor with CFO South Africa and CHRO South Africa. She holds a Masters in Corporate Journalism and earned her journalistic stripes at a number of the top privately owned media companies, across the print and online platforms, in South Africa. She has been recognised as a leading strategic communications professional in the country, having headed a number of communication functions across the financial, mining, engineering and agricultural industries.
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